Clearwater/Tampa area

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by baggio95, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. JALnSC

    JALnSC Long timer

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    AG if you parked on the right side of the lot I was the guy in the green boonie hat. 2:02 is a good time.congtrats!

    But them again I didn't get my hat back unill half way through the lot.
  2. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Thanks for the kudos, guys! :freaky

    Thanks to all the workers and volunteers! Without them, this kind of event couldn't happen. :deal

    Here's some pics:

    I was a bit concerned about the monkey bars, because I have a sprained muscle in my left arm, but it wasn't bad because you're pretty much dead-hanging, and it didn't hurt.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8242257059/" title="monkey by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8242257059_e7e09d7c1f_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="monkey"></a>

    I was pretty proud of myself until I saw this guy. 65 years young!!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8243324692/" title="65 by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8243324692_56cd7850b3_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="65"></a>

    The Everest wall. I saw a guy twist his ankle and get medical attention there.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8243324328/" title="wall by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8243324328_030359b95f_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="wall"></a>

    "51 Year Old Wanker Crushes Tough Mudder Course in 2:02" (then cries for his mommie because his legs hurt so much the next day)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8242255997/" title="beer by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8062/8242255997_5f43bb7ded_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="beer"></a>

    Active duty military greeted each finisher.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/8242255653/" title="finish by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8242255653_fac6d92100_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="finish"></a>
  3. LarrytheDRguy

    LarrytheDRguy Adventurer

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    Just bought a DR650 to keep my DR200 company and looking for someone from Pinellas to ride with. Weather this weekend should be pretty nice to take a ride. I went to Croom in Brooksville last weekend with my son and had fun but the sand was kinda slippery with enduro tires. He was on a 600 Can am ATV and blew through it. I would like to explore the back roads around brooksville area to see what it there. Anyone looking for a riding partner give me a yell. I have been riding Florida for almost 40 years so I think I can keep up. LOL.

    LarrytheDRguy
  4. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Larry,
    Right now Hunting Season is in full swing so some of us stay away fom the WMA's & give the Hunters their space.
    We'll be at Croom this Sat chasing one another thru the Single track. Check out Dixiedualsport.com
    Cheers
    John
  5. NY-KLR-Joe

    NY-KLR-Joe Been here awhile

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    Bump...looking to get out on my ol' KLR tomorrow & find some trails.
    Anyone else riding?
  6. GaryM

    GaryM Huh? What?

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    Ok, moved to Largo just a couple of weeks ago and looking for some nice places to ride. Not too difficult since I ain't no spring chicken.
    BTW, you see the blue second generation KLR with Missouri plates running around Largo or Clearwater before sure to wave.
  7. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Welcome to FL!

    Head east for to find some decent riding.
  8. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Welcome, what part of MO?

    I'm down in Sarasota but do a lot of riding in Citrus and Hernando counties, some decent roads (for Florida) and plenty of sand/dirt in the Withlacoochee Forests, both the Croom tract and the Citrus tract.
  9. brewmann

    brewmann Been here awhile

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    South Tampa here. There are quite a few Wankers in your vicinity.
  10. NY-KLR-Joe

    NY-KLR-Joe Been here awhile

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    Had a great time dual sport riding with a group in Pasco last Sunday. There is a thread on here with a link to the Craigslist ad that a fellow named Jim started. There was 8 of us, mixed age group. Everyone was skilled spirited riders.
  11. GaryM

    GaryM Huh? What?

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    More specifically the Arnold/Sappington/Columbia, Il. area.
    When work lightens up I will be trying to work my way into some rides with whoever I can.


  12. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, I am coming down that way Sunday collecting some bonii for the BMR rally and I was wondering if I can ride the powerline from Starkey Blvd and 54 north till 52 or further. Google makes it look like an easy straight shot with no redlights. Is it fenced off or restricted?
  13. SuttoFL

    SuttoFL Fueled and ready

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    Where in South Tampa? I'm in Channelside.
  14. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Citrus Park area here [​IMG]
  15. brewmann

    brewmann Been here awhile

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    Himes/Kennedy
  16. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    New ADV rider in Clearwater. Picked up a 2013 GS LC afew weeks ago.
    WOndering who the guy is I keep seeing on the CCC and Bayside bridge on a 1200GS.
  17. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Hey all, FWIW the Red Bull Wake Open is today. I'm told it's a hassle getting to it by powerboat so I think I'm going to drop a paddle board in the water at Rick's and paddle down to check it out. Anyone else headed out to watch?
  18. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    That's a great idea (sup) where is ricks?
  19. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    Found ricks. Looks like a long way to paddle
  20. half_price_beemer

    half_price_beemer Wings-it Adventurer

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    Moved here 2 weeks ago from Ohio. my stay is only for 8 months but I'd like to do some day rides around Florida, or just meet up and BS with some local riders. I just took a two day trip to Key West and back, and I did a crappy RR, but it was fun.